Attitudes Toward Gender Equity in the Family and Marital Relationships Index is a 6-item measure of gender equitable beliefs held among couples.
1. It is better for everyone if the husband is the breadwinner and the wife takes care of the home and family.
2. Men are more capable than women.
3. The husband should have the final say in all family matters.
4. Men's work is more important than women's work.
5. The husband's opinion is more important than the wife's opinion.
6. People say, "A weak buffalo is stronger than a strong cow," therefore it is very important to keep the husband healthy, the wife's health is less important.
Disagree - 1
Agree - 0
1 point was given to each question that reflects an equitable response. The items are summed to create an index score from 0-6 with 0 representing the most gender inequitable attitudes and 6 the most equitable.
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